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Association of British Insurers

Winter tyres

Many motorists fit their vehicles with winter tyres to make driving easier in extreme weather conditions. 

Most motor insurers do not charge additional premiums for vehicles fitted with winter tyres, provided that the tyres are roadworthy and have been fitted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Next steps

To find out if your insurer charges extra for vehicles fitted with winter tyres or if you need to tell your insurer you are fitting winter tyres, go to the ABI's guide to winter tyres – the motor insurance commitment (pdf).